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Disney Inks Stan Lee

7 Jun, 2007 By: John Latchem

Walt Disney Studios has entered into an exclusive multiyear first-look deal with comic book legend Stan Lee and his production company, POW! Entertainment, to produce entertainment for all forms.

Lee is best known for creating such superheroes as Spider-Man and Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics.

“We're thrilled that Stan has decided to make Disney his new home, and feel very fortunate to be collaborating with him on a wide range of new projects for all divisions of our company,” said Bob Chapek, president of Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

POW! is currently working with Starz Home Entertainment on the “Stan Lee Presents” line of direct-to-video animated films. The third in the series, Ringo, a musical comedy about ex-Beatle Ringo Starr as an animated superhero, is slated for next year.

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